Hassle Free Boilers and B&Q Partnership Brings You a Truly “Hassle Free” Experience

Are you in search for a new boiler but have no clue where to start?

Well, you could just purchase a new boiler from any of the cheap brands available, or from a warehouse. The major disadvantage of these choices will be that you will probably be left with a less than reliable boiler with cheap components and also lose out of an extended guarantee.

The best way to purchase a new boiler in the UK is through a specialist company who only employ accredited boiler installers. This will not only save you a lot of money in the long term, but will also grant you access to reliable services if you do ever run into  problems with your new boiler. We are pleased to announce that Hassle Free Boilers and B&Q, two companies with vast experience in boiler installation in the UK, have joined hands to provide residents with a trustworthy and reliable service and the best top rated boiler brands available in the market.

Partnership with B&Q

Hassle Free Boilers recently announced their partnership with B&Q, one of UK’s leading home improvement and garden living retailers that have been providing home improvement products and services to the UK market since 1969.

B&Q is a leading home improvement retailer in the UK who have over 40,000 products in 300 retail stores across the country. B&Q is now offering a wide range of boiler systems from some of the UK’s top boiler brands, while Hassle Free Boilers are going to provide the services of their fully qualified and approved engineers for boiler installations providing homeowners with complete peace of mind.

B&Q System Range

The product teams take a great deal of time and care to research and source the very best products. They only choose the leading manufacturers who are best in class.

Using The Right Installer

Since a boiler provides an extremely important function in any UK home it should not be difficult to find a boiler installer near your home. Professional boiler installers such as Hassle Free Boilers offer expert boiler installation services and cover on pay monthly no deposit basis which is at a fraction of the price of other service providers. In partnership with B&Q, Hassle Free Boilers are now offering their boiler installation service nationwide. The best part of this partnership between these two companies is that while B&Q provides you with the best in quality with their line of energy efficient boilers, while Hassle Free Boilers provide you with Gas Safe registered boiler installers who are based near you.

Now, you can get access to great prices, dependability when it comes to boilers and boiler installation in the UK. Whatever boiler size you are looking for, you are sure to find it at B&Q.

Technical boiler jargon can be confusing that is why Hassle Free Boilers is here to help you. The following questions are frequently asked by homeowners about their boilers.

What does DHW mean on my boiler?

DHW stands for Domestic Hot Water. In combination boilers the central heating and DHW are combined into one device. Once activated, the combination boiler stops pumping water to the heating circuit and then diverts all of the power of the boiler to heating DHW.

What does CH output mean on my boiler?

CH stands for central heating. It is a way of providing heat in a home through a central source. When it comes to boilers, the central heating system comes in any of the following three types, which are;

  • Wet systems that involve a boiler/heat exchanger as well as radiators
  • Storage heaters
  • Warm air system

What does SEDBUK rate mean on my boiler?

SEDBUK stands for Seasonal Efficiency of a Domestic Boiler in the UK. This is basically a rating system for a boiler’s efficiency which was developed by the UK government and boiler manufacturers to compare the quality and efficiency of boilers. The SEDBUK rating also helps homeowners reduce their carbon footprint and get a cost effective boiler for their home.

How is it Calculated?

SEDBUK ratings are calculated by using a range of factors that contribute to the boiler’s efficiency, such as boiler type, climate where the boiler is being used, amount of fuel used, usage patterns, and heating controls. Since 2010, all boilers in the UK are required to have a SEDBUK ratings of A, which means that the boiler is 88% energy efficient, but since then some of the newer boiler models are able to reach efficiency levels of around 35%.

What does NOx Classification mean on my boiler?

NOx refers to two gases namely, NO and NO2, both of which contribute to smog and acid rain. Boiler manufacturers have to select from five classes, Class 5 being the boiler that’s most efficient.

What does Optional LPG kit mean on my boiler?

LPG has become the preferred non-mains-gas fuel that’s mostly used in boilers in the UK, this is thanks to its similarity with natural gas and its versatility. There’s a wide variety of high efficiency LPG boilers available in the market today by some of the leading boiler manufacturers in the UK. For almost all natural gas boilers there are LPG conversion kits available. These kits are a simple and easy way of converting natural gas boilers to the more efficient LPG.

Does size matter? When it comes to replacing a boiler, or getting a new one, yes.

The size of a boiler is also known as output, and is measured in kW (kilowatt). This is going to be a guide for all those who are looking for a boiler size that’s perfect for their home.

Importance of Finding the Right Size Boiler

The importance of getting the right boiler system depending on the size of your home cannot be stressed enough. That’s because if you end up getting a boiler system that’s too small, it will not be able to provide you with the heat required to live comfortably in your home. On the other hand, getting a boiler system that’s larger than the size you require only means that you will have to fork out more money in your monthly utility bills, not to mention, the large boiler will be responsible for not only wasting energy, but also for building up unnecessary emissions, which will not be good for the environment.

How to Get the Right Size Boiler?

Most boilers come in output ranging between 24kW and 42kW. To find out the right size boiler for your home it is important to keep the following in mind:

Size of Current Boiler

You will have to find out the size of your current boiler and use that as a starting point, but do not assume that you will need the same size. That’s because a number of things may have changed in your home since the last boiler system was installed.

Demand for Hot Water

Another important factor for deciding a boiler size is the amount of hot water that is required in your home. If you have an old boiler and want to change it to a combi boiler, you will first have to ensure that the boiler size you choose matches the main’s pressure. For instance, if you currently have two bathrooms, and a cylinder that came along with the older conventional boiler, getting the right size system will allow you to work the showers in both bathrooms at the same time, and have a steady stream of hot water flowing. But, if you are thinking of removing the cylinder to fit the combination boiler, you are probably not going to be able to run both showers at the same flow rate simultaneously.

Home Size

The following are some general combi boiler options according to the size of your home:

  • 24-27kW – 1 to 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and up to 10 radiators
  • 28-34kW – 4 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms and up to 15 radiators
  • 35-42kW – 4 or more bedrooms, with 2 or more bathrooms and up to 20 radiators.

Overview

One of the most common mistakes that people make is to choose a boiler based solely on the square footage of their home. For instance, a common rule of thumb is to use 23 Btu per sq ft to determine the size of a boiler, which is wrong. A more accurate determination would also include the amount of heat loss through the windows and walls of your home. However it is best to sign up here for advice and a quote from the Hassle Free Boiler expert or see how much you can save with the right boiler using our savings calculator.

What should I consider before buying a new boiler for my home?

If your boiler is old, outdated or just inefficient, it’s probably time to consider getting a new boiler. There are a lot of boilers on the market for you to choose from, so whether it’s a Worcester Bosch, Vaillant, Viessman or Ideal boiler that you’re after, this guide will help you choose the right one for your home.

 

How to find the best boiler for my home?

First of all, consider what your home needs from your boiler, and then go through this checklist to find the best offer for you:

Low Rate Finance

Boiler warranty

Get peace of mind from a longer warranty. Afterall, you need to be able to rely on your boiler all-year round, not just in winter. So making sure it’s under warranty safeguards you from unexpected bills if something goes wrong.

Reviews online

Look for customer reviews online. It’s a good indicator to find out if the boiler will meet your needs before comitting to buy it. As boilers are high-value products, it’s good to find out what other people think before you purchase it.

Returns policy

As with any product it’s good to check out the returns policy. If the product turns out to be unsuitable or you need an upgrade or exchange, it can easily be sorted with a fair returns policy.

Access to parts

If your boiler ever needs to be repaired an engineer needs to have access to parts to fix it. Choosing a reputable brand means this should be easier.

Energy efficiency

Look for a boiler that suits your energy needs. Consider the size of the boiler, how much hot water you need in your home and how many rooms it needs to heat. It’s always best to install an A-rated boiler because it will help you save money and energy.

Speak to an expert

Before making your decision, it’s best to speak to a boiler expert who can help with any questions you may have.  Check how much you can save with our savings calculator and get a quote.

 

During the summer, replacing your boiler might be the last thing on your mind. However, muggy mornings and sweltering heats might mean that you’re using more warm water than any other time of year.

Whether it is taking a long, relaxing bath; a refreshing shower or simply washing the dishes, your boiler is going to play a key role in providing you with hot water on demand. Therefore it is crucial to your savings and peace of mind that you know you’re getting the best out of your boiler! With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why summer is the season for you to upgrade your boiler and cash in on some scorching savings…

Make An Investment This Summer

According to the Energy Saving Trust, heating accounts for about 55% of what we spend on our energy bills every year. Therefore, if your household is using an old, outdated, or generally inefficient boiler, you could be spending even more money on heating in your yearly bill- especially in the summer months, when people take longer and more frequent showers. With an inefficient boiler, you could be spending more energy, and money, than necessary to keep your shower warm.

So how can we save money on our heating?

By installing an ‘A’ rated boiler this summer, you could save up to £315 a year! Older boilers lose about 25% of the heat they produce as hot air but an ‘A’ rated boiler is able to achieve astounding energy efficiency by catching that hot air and ‘condensing’ it. As a result, an ‘A’ rated boiler can convert over 90% of the energy it uses into heat for all your heating needs. By comparison, a ‘G’ rated boiler only converts less than 70% of the energy it expends, meaning that in effect it wastes 30p of every £1 you spend on your heating.

Over an ‘A’ rated boiler’s 15 year lifespan, you can save up to £5,250 compared to a boiler with a lower energy efficiency rating. Coupled with the fact that engineers are generally cheaper to call out in summer, now could be the time for you to make the switch to an ‘A’ rated boiler.

Find out more about ‘A’ rated boilers and how much you could save by installing one.

It Can Be Easy Being Green

With the growing concerns about climate change, it’s important for all of us to think about our carbon footprint. But we know that being green isn’t always easy. Luckily, ‘A’ rated boilers are greener than any other class of boiler! They can cut your house’s CO2 emissions by 30-40%.

Don’t Get Frozen Out

Because winter sees the highest use of boilers and central heating systems, it’s also the time of year when engineers are inevitably the busiest. Engineers are rushed off their feet installing new boilers and servicing old ones. By planning to buy your new boiler this summer, you can find the perfect, energy efficient boiler for you at the perfect price. Avoid the winter rush, and book an appointment that works for your busy schedule.

So How Much Could You Save?

Finding the right boiler for your needs can be a minefield with so many models and providers to choose from. Luckily, at Hassle Free Boilers, we aim to take some of the hassle out of your search. Using our Savings Calculator, you can input your preferences for a range of factors including price and see exactly how much you could save!

In addition, you can receive personalised quotes from a range of Gas Safe Registered providers. Our quote service is fast, friendly and includes at least a 7 year warranty and a safe and effortless disposal of your old boiler! So for the hottest bespoke deals on the market, check out our Quote Page here. Otherwise the full list of best combination boilers in 2017 go here.

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Is summer the time the time to buy a new boiler?